Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 8

Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 8 is edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel and will be published by Cleis Press in December 2022. It's available for pre-order on Bookshop.org, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. Stay tuned for more information and additional buy links.

It's Playtime!

Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 8 is ready to play! The characters in these 21 stories play music, play sex games and play with each other. Edited by the award-winning Rachel Kramer Bussel, these sexy stories feature everything from a daring historical tale of two lovers getting intimate in a crowded theater to forbidden love and lust to alien passion in "Out of This World," along with plenty of fetishes, BDSM, and paranormal tales. Everyone's a winner when these characters play out their deepest sexual fantasies.

With stories by popular authors such as Rilzy Adams, Christina Berry, Dena Hankins, Ruby Lang, Eva Leigh, Rosanna Leo, Robin Lovett, P. Stormcrow, Fiona Zedde along with fresh voices, this playful collection is a winner when it comes to steaming the pages.

Table of contents

Introduction: Let's Play

Until The Last Note Plays Rilzy Adams

The Devil Take You Eva Leigh

Ars Amandi V. A. Vazquez

Embracing Against the Rules Noor Juman

It Feels Good Clare London

Drag Dena Hankins

Frenzy Diva Darling

Happy Now Ruby Lang

The Luv Sub Karina L. Agbisit

Out of this World Robin Lovett

So Many Ways to Win Julie Fennell

Whenever You Need Me Fiona Zedde

Desire Blooms Brynne Blackmoore

The Mid-Autumn Moon P Stormcrow

Checkmate Cat Giraldo

Capturing the Storm Sage Parker

How Real Are You? Christina Berry

The Reset Button Rosanna Leo

Bursting His Bubble D. S. Dane

Character Work Souma Midwinter

Ludamus J.L. Jenson 

Introduction: Let's Play

Welcome to Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 8! I chose

the theme of “play” because sex and desire have so many elements

of playfulness. I wanted to see where these authors could take that

playfulness in the name of turning readers on.

As you’re about to read, the word “play” can have many meanings.

The characters here play music, play sex games, play with

gender, play with fetishes, dress up for LARPing, engage in threesomes,

enjoy outdoor sex, and so much more. They play with each

other, they play with their own ideas of how to get off, and they

play with their relationships. They ignite passion with strangers

and rekindle the flames with longtime partners. They have threesomes

and go on sex vacations and create their own very personal

sex toys.

In the opening story, “Until the Last Note Plays” by Rilzy

Adams, exes Sage and Garrick reunite after six years and find a

very intimate way to work through their issues. Adams writes,

“She kissed him like she could find the answer to all of life’s

burning questions on his tongue.” The sparks continue to fly in 

the next twenty stories, whether in a forbidden rendezvous in the

audience of a theater in Eva Leigh’s “The Devil Take You” or in an

erotic adventure that unlocks untold pleasures in Diva Darling’s

“Frenzy.” In Souma Midwinter’s “Character Work,” Jeannie and

Alex see if the roles they play onstage can continue when it comes

to getting naked backstage.

You’ll discover the thrill of a couple’s exploration in “It Feels

Good” by Clare London and the sexual excitement of meeting an

online partner, who may or may not be what they seem,

in “How Real Are You?” by Christina Berry. You’ll also travel to

a planet far, far away in Robin Lovett’s “Out of this World” and

discover some paranormal eroticism in Fiona Zedde’s “Whenever

You Need Me” and Cat Giraldo’s “Checkmate.”

There’s also plenty of BDSM here, as in the kinky game in Julie

Fennell’s femdom story “So Many Ways to Win” and the bondage

delights in P. Stormcrow’s “The Mid-Autumn Moon.”

Within these pages, couples discover new aspects of their most

personal, sensual selves in stories such as Ruby Lang’s “Happy

Now” and Rosanna Leo’s “The Reset Button,” which blend

romance and longstanding passion with the hottest of sex acts.

Every story in this book unlocks sex play in a different way,

providing personal revelations, playing out sexual fantasies, and

exploring fetishes, with plenty of orgasms, pleasure and sensual

excitement. I hope you enjoy the way these characters play, and

that their fun inspires some playfulness in your life.

Rachel Kramer Bussel

Atlantic City, New Jersey

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